|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Smiled like yon knot of cowslips on a cliff.|
BlairThe Grave. L. 520.
|Yet soon fair Spring shall give another scene.|
And yellow cowslips gild the level green.
Anne E. BleeckerReturn to Tamhanick.
|And wild-scatterd cowslips bedeck the green dale.|
BurnsThe Chevaliers Lament.
|Ilk cowslip cup shall kep a tear.|
BurnsElegy on Capt. Matthew Henderson.
|The nesh yonge coweslip bendethe wyth the dewe.|
Thomas ChattertonRowley Poems. Ælla.
|The cowslip is a country wench.|
| The first wan cowslip, wet|
With tears of the first morn.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Ode to a Starling.
|Through tall cowslips nodding near you,|
Just to touch you as you pass.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Song.
|Thus I set my printless feet|
Oer the cowslips velvet head,
That bends not as I tread.
|The even mead, that erst brought sweetly forth|
The freckled cowslip, burnet and green clover.
Henry V. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 48.
|The cowslips tall her pensioners be;|
In their gold coats spots you see:
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 10.
|And ye talk together still,|
In the language wherewith Spring
Letters cowslips on the hill.
TennysonAdeline. St. 5.
|And by the meadow-trenches blow the faint sweet cuckoo-flowers.|
TennysonThe May Queen. St. 8.